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My platelet count has dropped significantly, I also have

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My platelet count has dropped significantly, I also have swelling in my lymph nodes on my neck, my right side, under my ribs has bothered my on and off for a year.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Oncology
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
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Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 4 months ago.

Hello!

What is your platelet count?

Have you had diagnosis of ITP??

You can have drop in platelets potentially due to anti-platelet antibodies as possible cause ..

You may have an enlarged spleen as possible cause ..

You would be best it sounds to follow up with hematologist for this problem if not already doing that ..

Your other parameters of your complete blood cell counts are relevant here ...

White cell count and red cell count are relevant ...

I hope that this information is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns

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Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 4 months ago.

As you know I'm sure the problem of low platelets is called thrombocytopenia....

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 4 months ago.

Normal range of platelets is 150 to 400 x 10^9

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 4 months ago.

Per liter...

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 4 months ago.

150,000 to 400,000 Per ml....

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 4 months ago.

Moderately low number such as 80,000 is still quite functional and safe ....

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 4 months ago.

Right side pain makes me wonder if you may have liver issues ....

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 4 months ago.

Based on your symptoms it may be if help for you to have an abdominal CT / and perhaps a neck CT -- to check for enlarged groups of lymph nodes in neck...